florida's pioneer of innovative arts and culture

Bill Frisell

Geniuses collide as iconic guitarist Bill Frisell and his quartet play original compositions to a fantastic and eclectic collection of short films. Mixing classic slapstick from Buster Keaton, surrealist animations from Jim Woodring, and Bill Morrison’s hallucinatory reconstituting of the 1926 film The Mesmerist, Frisell and his group adds a wonderful live musical score that creates a not-to-be-missed magical event.

Frisell is one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music, having previously collaborated with John Zorn, Elvis Costello, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Loudon Wainwright III, Rickie Lee Jones, Bono and Brian Eno, among others. Two-time Grammy Award-winner Bill Frisell has also twice been named Downbeat magazine's "Guitarist of the Year."

"[Frisell's music is] warm, fluid, generous, humanistic, transformational and redemptive—a dream of a musical democracy in which all music, no matter where it comes from, is rendered gorgeously and benignly and heartbreakingly and hauntingly dreamlike."

Bill Frisell's performance was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Southern Arts Federation and the State of Florida.

This is our 27th season. We believe that community involvement is essential. Season partners and supporters include: AeroMexico; Allegany Franciscan Ministeries; Alternate ROOTS, Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation; American Express Company; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; BankAtlantic Foundation; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; Centro Cultural Brasil-USA; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of Brazil; Dade Community Foundation; DindyCo; Embraer; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Etra Fine Art; Florida Dance Association; FIU Dance Department; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Frida Kahlo Tequila; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation; Mellon Private Wealth Management; M-DC Dance Department; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network; New World School of the Arts Dance Department; Publix Super Markets Charities; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; TAM Brazilian Airlines; Touch South Beach; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM.

January 28, 2007
7:30 pm

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Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street
Miami Beach, FL

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